This Week in Web3 and NFTs: Jeremy Booth, Doodles x MNTGE & more!

Jeremy Booth
This Week in Web3 and NFTs: Jeremy Booth, Doodles x MNTGE & more!This Week in Web3 and NFTs: Jeremy Booth, Doodles x MNTGE & more!


This Week in Web3 and NFTs: Jeremy Booth, Doodles x MNTGE & more!

Jeremy Booth
This Week in Web3 and NFTs: Jeremy Booth, Doodles x MNTGE & more!
Jeremy Booth

Welcome to the OpenSea digest. Let’s look back through the biggest NFT and web3 news of the week.

Jeremy Booth will bring the Wild West to life in his upcoming Marfa International solo exhibition

Pop western artist Jeremy Booth will soon ride off into the desert, artwork in tow. The painter just announced his upcoming solo exhibition at Marfa International, an art showcase in Texas’ remote Chihuahuan Desert plateau. 

Something of a luminary in his field, Booth operates without traditional art gallery representation, yet has been celebrated among web3 art collectors for his minimalistic reimaginings of classic Western American motifs. In his work, you’ll notice colorful horses, cacti and cowboys, along with depictions of shoot-out scenes and cattle round-ups.

The May 2024 exhibition will mark a significant moment for the artist, who will be showing his physical on-canvas paintings after experiencing success as a digital artist. 

Doodles and MNTGE collaborate on limited-edition vintage denim jackets

Have you ever dreamed about doodling in denim? Doodles and web3 vintage clothing brand MNTGE just collaborated on a limited line of stylish upcycled French workwear jackets hailing from the eras of the 1950s through 1980s. 

Individually styled, the small-batch denim jackets are one-of-one collector’s pieces and for select Doodle holders were available starting on April 4 for minting and in-person pick up in person during NFT NYC.

If that’s not enough fun, Doodles holders also enjoyed a 20% discount this week on MNTGE merchandise from its online store.

gmoney’s 9dcc announces packed pop-up schedule during NFT NYC

Known for lively IRL experiences, gmoney’s luxury lifestyle brand 9dcc rolled out a packed schedule of pop-ups on April 3, 4 and 5 during NFT NYC. 

The kickoff on the morning of April 3 featured a store opening to the general public and claimed to give the first 200 attendees $DEGEN tokens. Later, the brand hosted a cocktail reception and fireside chat about all things AI. 

Thursday’s highlights included an exclusive NFT NYC party and collaborative gathering with famed NFT brand Pudgy Penguins and Phaver, a web3 social app powered by Lens protocol.

Friday’s programming featured another chance to hear from Pudgy Penguins and gmoney, with a mid-day fireside chat featuring Pudgy Penguins CEO Luca Netz and Joonatan from Phaver.

Throughout the week, visitors enjoyed garment customization by Colombian artist Calicho in New York City’s fashionable SoHo district.

Nifty Island challenges players with new 'Break the Targets' game mode

The web3 user-generated content (UGC) game Nifty Island just challenged players to a new creative contest with its freshly released game mode, “Break the Targets.”

The game, which launched its public beta back in January, presented the week-long challenge in two parts: First, players had until March 31 to construct an inventive “Break the Targets” course and post a video of it on X. They then submitted the posts to the Nifty Island Discord, where the community voted on the best courses.

Next, players competed in the SPEEDRUN phase, racing to complete the courses with the fastest time. They had until April 4 to submit their times. Winners will be announced Monday, April 8 and will reportedly be awarded with fun prizes. 

NFT NYC and Mona unveil their first-ever metaverse gallery

In an inaugural collaboration, NFT NYC teamed up with open-metaverse builder platform Mona this week to present a stunning virtual gallery spotlighting the works of over 2,000 artists. 

The gallery is now live and viewable via a desktop computer at this link. Visit now and look for your favorite NFT creators’ artwork in the metaverse.

Illuvium sets Q2 2024 launch for Ethereum games after $12M Series A round

Illuvium Labs, creator of the popular blockchain-based sci-fi NFT game Illuvium, just got a multi-million-dollar boost. 

The gaming studio raised $12 million in Series A funding to launch its trio of Ethereum-based games in Q2 2024. The gaming universe is comprised of Illuvium Arena, Illuvium Overworld and Illuvium Zero — three interconnected experiences built on Ethereum and Immutable, a leading Layer 2 gaming chain.

The Series A round was co-led by King River Capital, Arrington Capital, Animoca Brands and The Spartan Group and included participation from other well-known web3 and gaming investors.

Creator earnings: ERC721-C compatibility on OpenSea

We're excited to announce that creators can now use ERC721-C from Limit Break to set and enforce their own creator earnings on OpenSea. For more information on who is eligible and the steps to take to ensure your creator earnings are paid out when your NFTs sell using OpenSea, check out our blog post.

For more information for creators, see here. For more dev-centric technical information, see here.

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